Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
night the president was here in san francisco at a fund raiser, and he has been doing an awful lot of that. the fund raiser -- the president has held more fund raisers than the previous five presidents combined. he has had to do one fund raiser every 61 hours. what kind of a toll do you think that takes on somebody? >> someone who has a day job of being the most powerful person in the world it's a big toll. and that's why i have to dare to reduce the amount of money, overturn citizens united's let reform. disclose on barack obama on i approve this message. we have to say it, but mr. big bucks with hundreds of millions of dollars in the campaign they go anonymously. >> jennifer: right these candidates -- these campaigns become more and more difficult because of the amount of money out there required to be raised and obviously we all want to see citizens united overturned. you know the president really well obviously. and you know what a competitor he is. how do you account for what happened the other night. >> i was in the room and it was more even. i thought it was okay. i thought he
Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
room." >> it's good to be here. >> it's good for me to be here in new york. normallier i'm in san francisco. let's talk about this tax plan. so we know that he wants to lower the rates by 20%, right? >> uh-huh. >> jennifer: and we know that that and the capital gains tax and the estate tax costs about $5 trillion, right? >> right. >> jennifer: so that $5 trillion has to be filled somehow unless he is going to increase the deficit. so the whole question has been how does he select which deductions to take away. and he refuses to say which ones. can you take away enough deductions to be able to fill that $5 trillion hole? >> no, you cannot. if you -- the center for tax policy studied that, and they said if you eliminate every deduction that is basically for rich people you would have to eliminate the mortgage tax deduction, the charitable tax deduction, health care -- >> jennifer: but he did say he would look at it a different way. he would give individuals the ability to have 15,000 or 20,000 in overall deductions and you get to pick. would that take care of it? >> the arithmetic i
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
that i'm joined by samuel popkin. professor popkin is joining us from the war room in san francisco. sorry we're not in the same time zone. >> it is a thrilled to be here and meet a very impressive staff. >> jennifer: i have a great team. >> you do. >> jennifer: do you think the campaigns are so concerned about follow-up questions in a townhall setting? >> all complains are threatened by spontaneity and impront tu. we can see why after the first debate when one of the candidates reinvented himself, and the other candidate didn't know what to do with it. >> jennifer: who do you think is going to do better in this townhall setting, president obama or mitt romney? >> i expect president obama to stick it to governor romney on the secrets that are not there in his budget the promises all depend on hidden fine print that has not been exposed and i expect president obama to point that out, and i expect him to go hard on the most dangerous truth governor romney had in the first debate. in the first debate, one deceptive truth was as dangerous as the untruths. and that is i can work with democrats.